Jana Kopfová

Associate Professor of Mathematics
Mathematical Institute of the Silesian University in Opava
Opava, Czech Republic

As a child, I dreamed to study mathematics and arts. I became a profesional mathematician and my love of arts remained my hobby.

I am trying to spread the beauty of Mathematics through all what I do - through my lectures, through math circles to high school students, through animated movies about Math, which I helped to create, and lately also through Silk paintings. I love flowers and geometrical designs and playing with the technique a colors.

Chagall's Interwoven  spirals
Chagall's Interwoven spirals
21 x 14 x 1 cm
Silk painting

Spirals woven together in harmony. Inspired by Chagall's windows in a church in Mainz in connection with spiral attractors of differential equations.

Spiral triangulations
Spiral triangulations
20 x 20 x 1 cm
Silk painting

This work is an expression of harmony found in nature or in a relationship between people and the beauty of geometry in connection with triangulations - as a method of finding numerical solutions of differential equations. Simple things woven together through geometrical ideas create enough freedom for each individual journey in harmony with others.